Public Works
Stormwater
Phone   (805) 383-5659 
Fax   (805) 388-5387
Email

STORMWATER POLLUTION PREVENTION

The City of Camarillo has a storm drain system that was designed to prevent flooding. Unlike the sanitary sewer system which collects and treats water from your toilets and sinks, water that enters the storm drain system drains to Calleguas Creek or Revolon Slough and eventually the Pacific Ocean without treatment. Any pollutants such as trash, pet waste, vehicle fluids or pesticides that are placed into our storm drain system will eventually end up in our creeks and the ocean. These pollutants threaten our health and the purity of our water resources. 

You can help be the solution to end stormwater pollution by following these tips:
  • Dispose of pet waste in a trash container
  • Never litter or deposit trash on streets or the storm drain
  • Clean up oil spills and fix leaking automobiles
  • Keep yard waste and leaves out of the street and gutter
  • Sweep driveways and sidewalks – do not hose them down
  • Use pesticides per the manufacturer’s labels and keep them away from ditches, gutters, and storm drains
  • Minimize unwanted runoff by using drip irrigation, soaker hoses, or micro-spray irrigation systems for your lawn and landscaping
  • Do not discharge chlorinated pool, spa or fountain water to the street or storm drain system
  • Never wash pool filter backwash to the street or storm drain system
  • Participate in the annual California Coastal & Inland Waterways Cleanup Day held the third Saturday in September. For Camarillo locations or info. call 805-383-5659
Help control runoff from your property by install rain barrels or replacing non-permeable surfaces with permeable material, which allows water to infiltrate, greatly helping with absorption of pollutants. For more info. on rain barrels and for examples of permeable surfaces, please visit Camarillo Water-Wise Gardening” at:
camwaterwise

Other Links for Stormwater pollution Info. 
www.vcstormwater.org - Ventura Countywide Stormwater Program 
www.waterboards.ca.gov/losangeles/ - Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board 
www.waterboards.ca.gov - State of California Water Resources Control Board 
www.coast4u.org - California Coastal Cleanup Day Info
www.cleanwatershed.org - tips on how you can help prevent stormwater pollution
Construction BMP
Car Wash Events

Report Illegal/Suspicious Dischargers - To report an illegal discharge or dumping incident, please call the Streets Division at 805-388-5338. or EMAIL, or contact the City of Camarillo’s Stormwater Program Manager at 805-383-5659


Ventura Countywide Stormwater NPDES Permit 
To help insure that our storm drain system is not polluting our creeks, the city is required under the Federal Clean Water Act to comply with a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit for our storm drain system issued by the California Regional Water Quality Control Board – Los Angeles Region. The Ventura Countywide Stormwater Quality Management Program, of which Camarillo is a member, was established to comply with the NPDES permit. To view a copy of the Ventura County Stormwater NPDES Permit visit: Ventura Countywide Stormwater Quality Management Program (www.vcstormwater.org).